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Outstanding young entrepreneurs granted work kits to kick them off- Centres Sociaux Loyola, Togo

By Rita ALABA, Communication Manager 

Following the Health Promotion and Entrepreneurship Project for out-of-school youth in Agoe and its surroundings- which was funded by African Jesuit Aids Network- 100 youths from the the Regional Chamber of Trades who had followed the first phase of the Theoretical training in Entrepreneurship and Income Generating Activities (IGA) underwent a psycho technique test. 

A Psychotechnical test session

After the test, the 10 best young people were awarded. The choice of these winners was made according to specific criteria ; vulnerability, innovation, creativity, and management of material goods. Among the winners were two seamstresses, four braiders, two hairdressers (girls), and two young hairdressers (boys). The 10 winners received work kits that will allow them to start relevant income-generating activities to provide support to their vulnerable families. These kits comprised sewing machines for seamstresses, ladies and men’s hairstyling accessories for hairdressers, and mirrors and other accessories for the braiders.

Donation of work kits to a winning hairdresser

The winners thanked our donors and the Loyola Social Centers for the kits. 

Picture of young people who were trained alongside supervisors

Dennis Owuoche

Dennis Owuoche Shadrack is the AJAN Communications and Research officer, Having joined AJAN in 2022 he has a broad experience in content writing; statements, press releases , website management, brand development, developing communications strategies and managing the social media, disseminating knowledge products, preparing flyers, reports and spreading other materials in order to enhance awareness about HIV and support Holistic development of the young people as a AHAPPY Trainer.


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